Photo 1. External symptom on ginger rhizome showing infection by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. zingiberi.
Photo 2. Internal symptoms cuased by infection by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. zingiberi; the fungus has infected the cortex or ground tissuesof the stem, and also the vascular tissues - the tissues that contain the xylem and phloem which carry the food and water.
Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. zingiberi. Note that this fungus infects ginger and causes a wilt. However, in appearance it is similar to all other Fusarium oxysporum fungi, but differences can be detected genetically.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from Diseases of vegetable crops in Australia (2010). Editors, Denis Persley, Tony Cooke, Susan House. CSIRO Publishing; and from Pegg KG, et al. (1974) Diseases of ginger in Queensland. Queensland Agricultural Journal 100(12):611-618.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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